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October 17, 2017

Tackling poverty in WA: let’s start at the beginning

It’s sobering to consider that around 2.2 million Australians live in relative poverty. What is particularly distressing about this statistic is that it’s estimated 731,000 of these individuals are children. International Anti Poverty Week is being observed around the world this week so it’s appropriate that we pause to consider our failure to ‘fix’ this […]

Tackling poverty in WA: let’s start at the beginning

June 22, 2017

Sustaining tenancies that are failing makes good sense

The waiting list for social and community housing properties in Western Australia currently has around 20,000 names on it and it will take someone at the bottom of that list about 8 years to be offered a house by the Housing Authority or a community housing organisation such as Foundation Housing.  Clearly there are many […]

Sustaining tenancies that are failing makes good sense

April 10, 2017

Five barriers that stop people moving on from a lodging house

Foundation Housing manages 406 rooms in 16 separate lodges in Perth and Fremantle in Western Australia and sees first hand some of the common barriers preventing people from moving on from this ‘entry level’ form of social housing. Most lodging accommodation offers residents a small room with a bed, fridge, and cupboard with access to […]

Five barriers that stop people moving on from a lodging house